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This article is from Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience , volume 15 . Abstract Psychopathy is a developmental disorder marked by emotional deficits and an increased risk for antisocial behavior. It is not equivalent to the diagnosis Antisocial Personality Disorder, which concentrates only on the increased risk for antisocial behavior and not a specific causeā€”ie, the reduced empathy and guilt that constitutes the emotional deficit. The current review considers data from adults with psychopathy...
Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3811089
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by Cope, Lora M.; Vincent, Gina M.; Jobelius, Justin L.; Nyalakanti, Prashanth K.; Calhoun, Vince D.; Kiehl, Kent A.
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This article is from Frontiers in Human Neuroscience , volume 8 . Abstract Recent neuroscientific evidence indicates that psychopathy is associated with abnormal function and structure in limbic and paralimbic areas. Psychopathy and substance use disorders are highly comorbid, but clinical experience suggests that psychopaths abuse drugs for different reasons than non-psychopaths, and that psychopaths do not typically experience withdrawal and craving upon becoming incarcerated. These...
Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3932519
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Evolutionary Theory and Psychopathy
Topics: psychology, psychopathy, evolution, theory
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The PCL-R is based on a structured interview and collateral data gathered from family, friends, and colleagues and from documents. The questions comprising the structured interview are so transparent and self-evident that it is easy to lie one's way through the test and completely skew its results. Moreover, scoring by the diagnostician is highly subjective (which is why the DSM and the ICD stick to observable behaviours in its criteria for Antisocial or Dissocial Personality Disorder). The...
Topics: narcissism, personality, narcissistic, narcissistic personality disorder, NPD, psychopaths,...